Judicial commission to record Ijaz's statement on Feb 22: Shamsul Hasan

Published: February 13, 2012

According to his lawyer, Ijaz had decided to record his testimony in Zurich or London. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

LONDON: Pakistan’s High Commissioner to the UK Wajid Shamsul Hasan, has said that all preparations for recording Mansoor Ijaz’s statements were complete, save the impending arrival of the secretary of a judicial commission to carry out the recording.

Speaking from London via telephone to the Express News on Monday, Hasan said that all preparations for recording Mansoor Ijaz’s testimony in the Memogate scandal case were complete.

He said that the secretary of the commission will be travelling to England on February 17, and will subsequently record Ijaz’s statement on the stipulated date and time.

A high-powered commission comprising three chief justices of Balochistan, Sindh and Islamabad High Court, namely Justice Qazi Faez Isa, Justice Musheer Alam and Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rehman, directed the secretary of the commission Raja Jawad Abbas to travel to London and receive documents, evidence and gadgets from Mansoor Ijaz. Lawyers in Islamabad will cross-examine the video conference.

“The commission has decided to record the statement of Ijaz through a video link on February 22,” Ijaz’s counsel Akram Sheikh had earlier told AFP. “It is an important development in this case. The court has accepted my request. We want the people to know what the truth is,” Sheikh said.

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Reader Comments (10)

  • Feb 13, 2012 - 11:17PM

    Why don’t we leave this Issue, nothing will happen everybody knows. why this fuss is being created

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Feb 13, 2012 - 11:24PM

    PM Gilani is already indicted today.

    In the Memo Scandal Case, the Judicial Commission is going to indict President Asif Ali Zaradari and probably Hussain Haqqani will ultimately come out that it was Mr. Zardari to send the Memo.

    After indictment of both the top political leaders of the country, both have to step down and the fresh elections will be called in the country.

    What a perfect timing to bold both of them in one ball.

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  • Balma
    Feb 13, 2012 - 11:44PM

    oops, this Mansoor Ijaz is back in the news.
    I would say that the people in nuclear armed Paksitan are to be blamed for this non-sense.Recommend

  • Aftab kenneth Wilson
    Feb 14, 2012 - 1:29AM

    Please give him Guard Of Honor with 21 guns salute before recording his statement.Recommend

  • Imran
    Feb 14, 2012 - 6:47AM

    What is there to record about? What is the new MI would be telling? Everyone knows his side of the story. The point was to cross-examine him to see if he was telling the truth. Tragically, SC is fast becoming like the Witch Hunting Courts.

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  • Feb 14, 2012 - 9:13AM

    The Memo Commission has already been made a circus by Mr. Mansoor Ijaz and his lawyer. And now this by the ET: ” Lawyers in Islamabad will cross-examine the video conference.” It is not the video conference but Mr. Mansoor Ijaz who will be cross-examined. What all can an American citizen make us all do!

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  • Worried
    Feb 14, 2012 - 10:32AM

    What a waste of time as the tax payer I do not allow my money to be wasted on this circus..

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  • Anserali Khan
    Feb 14, 2012 - 10:38AM

    Nice to know our High Commissioner is feeling better.Now he can travel to Pakistan

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  • O B Server
    Feb 14, 2012 - 10:51AM

    Are you sure Mr M Ijaz will agree to record his statement at Pakistan High Commission in London? It is not a neutral territory.He can be detained there.
    Do not give him a reason for excusing to record his statement. Make arrangement for video link in London but not in the Pakistan High Commission.
    Otherwise don’t be surprised if he does not turn up!!!

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  • Akthar
    Feb 14, 2012 - 1:42PM

    All the Army wants is the Government going down and call for fresh elections..

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